Cesar Montano to host Pinoy Mano-mano

Multi-awarded actor and director Cesar "Buboy" Montano a boxing reality show over ABS-CBN. It is similar to the thrilling action-packed drama of the cable reality powered by Sylvester Stallone, "The Contender".

Billed "Mano-Mano" the show will be telecast primetime and will soon feature women celebrities who are also in health and wellness drive.

Cesar Montano

Personal Data

  • Real Name: Cesar Manhilot
  • Nickname: "Buboy" or Cesar Montano
  • Origin: na
  • Age: 45
  • Birth date: 1 August 1962
  • Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines
  • Occupation: Actor, Director
  • Sports: Basketball
  • Hidden Ambition: na
  • Claim to Fame: na

Educational Background

  • Elementary: na
  • High School: na
  • College: Lyceum of the Philippines, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering


  • Cesar's passion for acting was first seen in Dulaang UP's stage productions.
  • He was an active member of UP Playwright under the direction of Tony Mabesa.
  • His younger brother Rommel Montano is also an actor, and his sister Mercedes is a teacher in Italy.
  • Owns a two-hectare mango farm in Bulacan, Philippines.
  • In January 2002, he and current spouse Sunshine Cruz flew to the US to see a Broadway play starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.

Cesar Montano challenged Andrew Wolfe and Richard Gomez

In fighting forum, Cesar Montano challenged controversial model Andrew Wolfe to a boxing match on a new show, 'Pinoy Mano-Mano,' which the award-winning actor is hosting on ABS-CBN.

A few months back, Montano and Wolfe hogged showbiz headlines when they came close to a fistfight over a boxing match that involved Wolfe and Montano's younger brother, Rommel.
Wolfe has reportedly not accepted the challenge. Earlier, Montano aired another challenge to fight fellow actor Richard Gomez in the ring. Years back, the two actors didn't see eye to eye on certain issues, which even movie writers have forgotten.

Gomez has also not responded to the call.